Cutting sugar cane was exhausting work. By the 1940s, the cane workers were making $10 dollars per week in Puerto Rico, for a 50-hour work week.
Twenty cents an hour.
They could not take a long lunch, or leave the sugarcane fields to eat it.
Their wives or children would bring the food, in a series of stacked pots called fiambreras.
The boy in this photo, was bringing food to his father in 1941.
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